The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Discovery Book: A Beginner's Guide to Building and Programming Robots
by Laurens Valk
(***** RoboGalaxy recommends this book for beginners)
Discover the many features of the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 set. The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Discovery Book is the complete, illustrated, beginner's guide to MINDSTORMS that you've been looking for.
The crystal clear instructions in the Discovery Book will show you how to harness the capabilities of the NXT 2.0 set to build and program your own robots. Author and robotics instructor Laurens Valk walks you through the set, showing you how to use its various pieces, and how to use the NXT software to program robots. Interactive tutorials make it easy for you to reach an advanced level of programming as you learn to build robots that move, monitor sensors, and use advanced programming techniques like data wires and variables. You'll build eight increasingly sophisticated robots like the Strider (a six-legged walking creature), the CCC (a climbing vehicle), the Hybrid Brick Sorter (a robot that sorts by color and size), and the Snatcher (an autonomous robotic arm). Numerous building and programming challenges throughout encourage you to think creatively and to apply what you've learned as you develop the skills essential to creating your own robots.
The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Inventor's Guide
by David J. Perdue and Laurens Valk
You'll learn practical building techniques, like how to build sturdy structures and use gears, and gain a solid understanding of the set's NXT-G programming language. A series of projects new to this edition offers step-by-step instructions for building and programming six robots, each of which can be built with just one NXT 2.0 set
The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programming
by Terry Griffin
The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® software and its NXT-G programming language are powerful tools that make it easy to write custom programs for your robots. NXT-G is a great first programming language, but that doesn't mean it's easy to understand—at least not right away.
In The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programming, author and experienced software engineer Terry Griffin explains how to program MINDSTORMS robots with NXT-G. You'll learn how to work with the core parts of the NXT-G language, such as blocks, data wires, files, and variables, and see how these pieces can work together. You'll also learn good programming practices, bad habits to avoid, and useful debugging strategies.
LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0: The King’s Treasure (Technology in Action)
by James Floyd Kelly
(***** RoboGalaxy recommends this book for users interested in fiction story. This is a good book to learn Robotics through fun)
Follow the adventures of Evan and his archaeologist uncle as they explore for treasure from an ancient kingdom. Help them succeed by building a series of five robots using LEGO’s popular MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 robotics kit. Without your robots, Evan and his uncle are doomed to failure and in grave danger. Your robots are the key to their success in unlocking the secret of The King’s Treasure!
In this sequel to the immensely popular book, LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: The Mayan Adventure, you get both an engaging story and a personal tutorial on robotics programming. You’ll learn about the motors and sensors in your NXT 2.0 kit. You’ll learn to constructively brainstorm solutions to problems. And you’ll follow clear, photo-illustrated instructions that help you build, test, and operate a series of five robots corresponding to the five challenges Evan and his uncle must overcome in their search for lost treasure.
LEGO Mindstorms NXT Power Programming: Robotics in C
by John C. Hansen
With fun projects, tips, instructions, illustrations, and programs, this comprehensive companion to the powerful Mindstorms NXT robot kit will help LEGO popularize robotics in the way that the iPod did for digital music. This second edition to programming on the NXT helps users make the most of the latest LEGO Mindstorms NXT release for further robot enhancements. Included is an ingenious set of projects that explore the complete arsenal of basic and advanced NXT functionality. At the heart of these projects is Versa, a versatile mobile robot platform that utilizes modular attachments.
Extreme Mindstorms: An Advanced Guide to Lego Mindstorms
Extreme MINDSTORMS: An Advanced Guide to LEGO MINDSTORMS" starts with an overview of the RCX firmware and includes a whole chapter on the new RCX 2.0 firmware. Next, the book concentrates on the steps needed to build Seeker, a Light-Seeking Robot, and to program it in NQC. Later chapters extend Seeker's functionality using pbForth and legOS. The book concludes with two chapters on building both custom passive and custom powered sensors. These sensors can take LEGO MINDSTORMS to levels impossible to achieve with just the parts supplied in the box or available through normal channels.
Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms
"Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms" explains how to build robots using Lego bricks and components. The book describes the practical aspects of robot building, discussing the basics of mechanics, motors, sensors, pneumatics, and navigation, and offers a variety of tips and tricks. It surveys a wide range of ideas for building, with the idea of inspiring the creative impulses of the reader rather than offering models for replication.
Programming Lego Mindstorms with Java
by Giulio Ferrari, Mario Ferrari
(***** RoboGalaxy recommends this book for advanced users looking for programming not limited to NXT-G drag and drop)
This will be the first book detailing how to program Lego Mindstorms using the newly released Java Virtual Machine for Lego Mindstorms programming. The book will provide readers with all the information they need to construct and program Lego Mindstorms robots.